What is Registrars to the Rescue?

At each WaMA Annual Conference Registrars to the Rescue (R2R) partners with Art Work Fine Art Services to bring together a team of trained museum professionals to volunteer on a special collections project in a Washington museum.

2019 Registrars to the Rescue (R2R) Workshop – June 19, 2019

Is your museum in Spokane or immediate area? Do you have a project you wish that you just had some extra help with?

Every year the Washington Museum Association hosts “Registrars to the Rescue”, a program where museum collections professionals volunteer their time with a collections project at a museum in the area near to the conference. This year (2019) our conference is in Spokane, and we invite any museums, historical societies, or heritage centers in the area to apply using the attached application.

Are you a registrar or collections specialist looking to share your skills and network with colleagues?

We are excited to once again partner with Art Work Fine Art Services, Seattle/Portland to bring together a team of trained professionals to volunteer on three special projects in wonderful Washington museums.

If you are a registrar or collections specialist, please join us if you are coming to WaMA Annual Conference or consider helping for the day. It is an excellent networking opportunity!

R2R Committee is glad to assist with ride sharing for participants that want to carpool from the Puget Sound.

Please find the Volunteer Application below.

Registration for the Annual Conference is not required to participate in this event. You must be available on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, between 9am – 4pm. Lunch will be provided.



R2Rart work fine art services

Previous Projects

  • 2012 – Karshner Museum, Puyallup
    Completed condition reports 50 items in the Native American collection that included coiled baskets
  • 2013 – Clymer Museum & Gallery, Ellensburg
    Completed condition reports for and relocated of painting collection to new storage racks.
  • 2014 – Jefferson County Historical Society, Port Townsend
    Completed condition reports, new mounts, and relocation for Victorian-era ontological collection.
  • 2015 – Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale
    Prepared objects for relocation to Brim Family Research Center by using mount making skills reviewed at workshop.
  • 2016 – Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma
    Completed condition reports and rehoused traditional Norwegian folk costumes.
    Tacoma Historical Society, Tacoma
    Completed inventory of object storage and rehoused textiles and fragile documents.
  • 2017 – Wanapum Heritage Center, Mattawa
    Volunteers created storage mounts for Native American ethnographic artifacts, completed condition reports, photography, and readjusted storage housing
    Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum
    Volunteers  inventoried items in the 1904 Reiman-Simmons House.

  • 2018 – Skagit County Historical Museum, Mt. Vernon

    Conducted inventory and took photos of artifacts stored at the museum’s off-site storage area.

    Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, Mount Vernon
    Volunteers rehoused, inventoried, and photographed quilts.

    Sedro-Woolley Museum
    Inventoried and rehoused artifacts from museum’s collection of maps.


Questions? Contact Rebecca Engelhardt
e-mail, rengelhardt@museumofglass.org
or Call 253.284.4705

WaMA Registrars to the Rescue Committee
c/o Rebecca Engelhardt
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402